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Monday, January 12, 2015

Michael Scott Jr., FOR THE 24th Ward!

The 24th Ward on Chicago's West Side is riddled with gang violence, drugs, and crime. Various street and legal organizations since the 1950's have all tried to positively impact the 24th Ward with very little success. The 24th Ward was disenfranchised in the 50's and 60's to the point the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., came to the 24th Ward to address slum lords and extreme poverty. 

After King's assassination the 24th Ward was basically burned down to the ground and remained in 3rd world like conditions till the 1990's. Great men such as Michael Scott Sr., tirelessly labored to better the Lawndale community and the 24th Ward. During the 1980's that saw the boom of crack cocaine in the Lawndale community men such as Michael Scott Sr., were raising their families in the heart of the 24th Ward/Lawndale community.

Michael Scott Sr.

The 24th Ward/Lawndale community has fallen back into despair. Crime and violence is on the rise, the current Alderman is leaving office and leadership in the 24th Ward is in dire straits. Many have stepped up to become the next Alderman of the 24th Ward; however, only one stands out above the rest and that's Michael Scott Jr. 

Michael Scott Jr., son of Michael Scott Sr., is a native and current resident of the North Lawndale neighborhood. Just as his father he's a public servant to the bone. He's a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the prestigious Morehouse College. As a graduate of Morehouse College, Michael Scott Jr., represents the best the North Lawndale community has to offer. 

Scholarship, service, education is what Michael Scott Jr., brings to the table as he continues to advocate for the undeserved. Michael Scott Jr., currently serves as an Area Manger for the Chicago Park District (Central Region). The Chicago Park District provides sports and recreational activities for at-risk youth/young adults. 

Out of all the great people vying for Alderman of the 24th Ward Michael Scott Jr., is the best man for the job. Many communities would love to have Michael Scott Jr., as it's Alderman. The North Lawndale community should be proud of itself for producing such a great son, father, and man. For more information concerning Michael Scott Jr., please click the below link:

Written By: 
Jim Allen     


A slew of young Black political hopefuls have appeared on the scene to replace various well established Alderman in wards on the West Side and South Side of Chicago. A lot of these young whippersnappers have no political experience and/or political science education. It seems as if many of these young political hopefuls are using their political ambitions to enrich themselves. 

For example: every political rookie knows s/he is going to be challenged relative to the legitimacy of their petitions. They know damn well they can't afford an attorney for the challenge process yet they raise THOUSANDS of dollars from family and friends only to drop out the race and claim its because they couldn't afford an attorney. 

I'm starting to believe these guys are using politics as a new hustle to not only make a name for themselves but to also raise quick cash. It's called POVERTY PIMPING! Deceive your family, friends, and community into thinking you're actually running for office when in fact you are only raising funds to enrich yourself knowing you are going to drop out the race anyway. A great silver bailout parachute. Hell, it's a brilliant scheme if you are a decent fundraiser. You can make enough money to pay some bills, buy a new car, etc. 

At some point campaign funds on every level of government should be looked into. As of now we have gross abuses, mismanagement of funds, political deception, and the breaking of integrity.  

Jim Allen